Script Development Series 2017-18
written by Desi Moreno-Penson, directed by Lorca Peress, dramaturg, A.J. Muhammad
“Beige” has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for 2017: The Kilroy’s List, and was a finalist at the O’Neill’s National Theatre Conference, and the winner of Arizona Theatre Company’s 2016 National Latino Playwrights Award.
We are thrilled that Desi has chosen MultiStages to continue the play’s development. Desi’s play “Comida de Puta” (see images and info) won the MultiStages New Works Contest. You’ll definitely want to catch “Beige.” Details to come.
“Beige” is a surreal tale of self-identity and the sometimes schizophrenic effects of post-colonialism. Set in 2001 after the tragedy of 9/11, the play tells the story of Soledad Iglesias, a Nuyorican journalist who finds herself caught between the reality of her Jewish fiancée and the ideals of the Puerto Rican Nationalist, Lolita Lebron. Existing at the crossroads of history, reality, and cultural imagination, Beige is a cautionary tale of race, Puerto Rican politics, and love.